Morehouse College Human Rights Film Fest

Hunger Is Real: Voices of Western North Carolina

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Hunger Is Real: The Voices of WNC is a short documentary film directed by Adams J. Wood and produced by MANNA FoodBank to give a real look at the state of hunger in Western North Carolina. The film features four food relief organizations who are part of the MANNA Partner Network, a 200+ strong network of nonprofits, schools, churches, and other community-focused groups who are providing food to people in their community across the 16 western-most counties of North Carolina.


In WNC, the pressure of a socioeconomic perfect storm continues to batter families on all sides: the highest cost of housing in the state, paired with below-state-average wages and surging costs of living is forcing more people than ever into impossible situations. Record numbers of working families are turning to these food relief partners to simply have food on the table for their family.


Hunger is Real introduces viewers to some of the families seeking food assistance in Western North Carolina, and the volunteers who help them.

  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Adams J Wood